Class schedule, fees, and content
Tribal Beats Studio, 2009 Porterfield Way #K, Upland, CA
Mondays, 6 - 6:45 p.m., Belly Dance Bliss-Out
Mondays, 7 - 8:10 p.m., Level 1: Dance Fundamentals
Wednesdays, 10 - 11:10 a.m., Level 2: Tribal Combinations
Fridays, 10:00 - 11:10 a.m., Womenfolk Practice
Fridays, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Level 3: Modern ATS®
Fri., March 8 - Wed. March 13, 2019: All classes on these days cancelled. Classes resume on Friday, March 15.
Payment is due at the start of class. Cash or check only (no credit cards). Class cards are non-transferable. For refunds, the drop-in rate will be deducted for any classes used on your card and the balance refunded to you.
Single class (drop-in), $14.
Three-class card, $39. Expires in 4 weeks.
Six-class card, $72. Expires in 8 weeks.
Ten-class card, $110. Expires in 13 weeks.
Belly Dance Bliss-Out
Mondays 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
All dance, no talk! Join me for 45 minutes of American Tribal Style® belly dance with no verbal instruction. Just follow me and enjoy the bliss of moving to music. We'll proceed from a gentle warmup to fun isolation drills to lovely American Tribal Style® belly dancing to a playlist of gorgous fast and slow songs. Open to all levels, beginner to advanced.
Level 1: Dance Fundamentals
Mondays 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Level 1 is a six-week series, one class per week. The series introduces the dance posture, fast and slow steps, zils (finger cymbals), and group formations that are fundamental to American Tribal Style® belly dance. You are welcome to join the class at any point in the series.
Week 1: Posture, Taxeem, Hand Floreo, Gratitude Meditation, and quick intro to the four basic fast steps.
Week 2: Arm Undulations, Egyptian, duet formation for leading and following.
Week 3: Zils (finger cymbals).
Week 4: Body Wave, Arabic Undulation, trio formation for leading and following.
Week 5: Torso Twist, Pivot Bump/Choo Choo with Arms 1 and Arms 2.
Week 6: Circle Step, Shimmy Step, quartet formation for leading and following.
Level 2: Tribal Combinations
Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Level 2 is a twelve-week series covering variations of the fundamental American Tribal Style®steps learned in Level 1. By using fun combinations of steps, Level 2 also builds skill in leading, following, and improvisation. Participation in Level 2 is by Nancy's permission only.
Week 1: Walking Taxeem, Walking Body Wave, Reverse Turn.
Week 2: Turkish Shimmy; with half turns; with quarter turns; Turkish Shimmy with Arms and Turns (TSWAT).
Week 3: Reach and Sit; Chorus formation.
Week 4: Propeller Turn; Corkscrew Turn.
Week 5: Arabic Hip Twist; with half turn.
Week 6: Camel Walk; Baby Camel.
Week 7: Double Bump; Single Bump.
Week 8: Ribcage Rotation; Arc Arms.
Week 9: Up 2 Down 3, with military zil pattern.
Week 10: Arabic Shimmy; Arabic Shimmy with Arms and Turn (ASWAT).
Week 11: Shoulder Shimmy/Hip Drop; Ghawazee Shimmy Combo.
Week 12: Reverse Taxeem; Head Slides.
Level 3: Modern ATS®
Fridays, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 pm.
Level 3 has no pre-set syllabus, so we often work on what the students want to learn. I teach all the Level 3 movements and formations shown on the FatChanceBellyDance® instructional videos: Tribal Basics, vol. 7 and vol. 9. We also revisit and refine Level 1 and Level 2 technique, develop improv skills, drill new zill patterns for ATS®, learn to perform for multi-sided audiences, and refine our musicality, among other skills. Advancement to Level 3 is by my permission only.
Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Tribal Beats Studio, 2009 Porterfield Way #K, Upland, CA.
This is the practice and performance prep class for my student troupe, Womenfolk. You must be a member of the troupe to join the class. For troupe members, regular attendance is required.
Rhythm & Zils
NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED.
This class is designed to strengthen musicality and zill skills. Students learn to identify the Middle Eastern drum rhythms commonly used in belly dance music, and to master all the zil patterns used in American Tribal Style®: 3's (Longa), Alternating, Military, Beledi, Moroccan Six and Six Plus. Get ready for brain burn!